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October 11th, 2019

Region 3 Awards: Deadline is December 1st

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I believe most of us know someone deserving of one of the Region 3 awards below. Nominating someone doesn’t take long. Ask the nominee to help provide the information you need! Review the purpose of each award below, and submit your nominations. Feel free to contact me, the Region 3 Awards and Recognition Chair, with your questions at

  • Region 3 Outstanding Engineer Award — Purpose: To recognize a member of Region 3 who, through technical and professional abilities, has made an outstanding contribution to the electrotechnology profession.
  • Region 3 Outstanding Service Award — Purpose: To recognize a member of Region 3 who, through service to the Region and to the Institute, has made an outstanding contribution to the electrotechnology profession.
  • Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award — Purpose: To recognize a member of Region 3 who has shared technical and professional abilities through teaching in industry, government, or in an institution of higher learning and in so doing has made an outstanding contribution to the electrotechnology profession.
  • Daniel W. Jackson Award — Purpose: To recognize a Past Director who, through continuing service to the Region and to the Institute, has made exemplary contributions to the electrotechnology profession.
  • Region 3 Professional Leadership Award — Purpose: To recognize a member of Region 3 for outstanding leadership efforts in achieving the professional aims of IEEE in the United States.
  • Employer Professional Development Award — Purpose: To recognize an employer in Region 3 for outstanding contributions in advancing the professional development of employees.

Nominations, endorsements and evaluations are handled on-line at the Region 3 Awards and Recognition Portal. You can download the application(s) from the website to enable the gathering of information offline before you submit online. Please visit and sign up for an account today!


Kristin Bing
IEEE Region 3 Awards Chair

September 13th, 2019

The University of Memphis Student Branch invites you to a Tour of the Mitsubishi Electric Power Products facility (2865 Riverport Rd, Memphis, TN 38109) for a tour on Oct 11 at 2pm.


June 4th, 2019

Brandy Washington (CBU -ECE ’20)) and Mason Cowing (U of M IEEE) submitted an entry to the 13th annual IEEE/RFID International Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona and finished in the top three in the Mega-Challenge. The rules for the competition were to pick a city and think of a problem that could be solved using RFID technology. As interns at R&N Systems Design – a company that deals with correctional facilities, the project that was developed revolved around the use and movement of tools in correctional facilities. The solution presented was to create a tool belt that used a Raspberry Pi Zero as a Bluetooth module, a BLE tag, LEDs, and a buzzer. These components were used to help track tools and alert users when a tool was out of range from the tool belt. A prototype was developed in which a red LED would flash and a buzzer would sound if the device was not found or out of range, and a green LED would light meaning the device was found or in range. Pictured are Brandy and Mason at the poster competition at the 13th annual IEEE/RFID International Conference.

May 31st, 2019

The InfraGard National Capital Region (InfraGardNCR) invites you to join its upcoming InfraGardNCR Cyber Series webinar on 6/24/2019 at 1 p.m. Eastern!

The InfraGardNCR Cyber Series is hosted every other month by NCR’s IT sector chiefs (Patty Arcano and Chris Foulon). Our June webinar looks at industrial control system malware that might also incorporate physical effects. Our presenter is Robert Lee, CEO and founder of Dragos, Inc.

This webinar is open to everyone, including people who are not InfraGard members, so please forward the invitation to any colleagues who might be interested in the topic. We’ll also record the webinar and archive it on the InfraGard portal for later viewing.

You must register at in advance to attend the webinar. Connection instructions will arrive via automatic email from our Zoom platform.

Here’s a synopsis of what we’ll cover:

There’s been more media attention paid recently to the increasing surfacing of malware which might be targeting ICS and which might also have the potential for kinetic effects. For example, the real-world incident involving the TRISIS/TRITON malware affecting the Triconex safety systems is an indicator of the new strategic threat to cause physical damage to critical infrastructure via cyber attacks.

What’s the current threat landscape in the world of industrial controls? How likely is it that cyber attacks will have real-world physical results? What are the options to defend against these threats?

Join us on 6/24 to find out!

Tell a friend — this webinar is open to all interested parties, regardless of their InfraGard membership status.

More about our speaker:

Robert M. Lee is CEO and Founder of the industrial (ICS/IIoT) cyber security company Dragos, Inc. He is a National Cybersecurity Fellow at New America for critical infrastructure cybersecurity policy issues. Robert was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year (2015), and inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology (2016). A passionate educator, Robert is the course author of SANS ICS515 – ICS Active Defense and Incident Response and the lead author of SANS FOR578 – Cyber Threat Intelligence. Robert has performed defense, intelligence, and attack missions in government organizations including establishing an ICS/SCADA cyber threat intelligence and intrusion analysis mission for the NSA. He writes and speaks about industrial security, threat intelligence, and cyber security. Robert, along with Jeff Haas, creates a weekly technology and security web comic titled Little Bobby.

Questions? Email the InfraGardNCR coordinators at

May 15th, 2019

Let’s welcome newly graduated Engineers, professionals (young and old) out for an afternoon of ping pong, volleyball, and networking in a casual environment!

Kids, significant others, friends, puppers, and doggos are welcome!

Register NOW!

Date And Time

Sat, May 18, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
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2166 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
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Ticket Prices:

$5.00 Online
$5.00 At event

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May 6th, 2019

Today’s technological development and the advancement in medical diagnostics and prognostics are driving rapid growth in the MedTech industry. Advancements in energy storage technologies, artificial intelligence, robotics, and testing procedures are the driving force for innovation in medical devices, wearable interconnected technologies, and digital health.

The purpose of this forum is to discuss the trends in the MedTech industry, identify the opportunities for innovators to develop IP, examine the energy and power management for medical devices, and understand requirements and constraints that originate from patients, physicians, and regulatory agencies.

Date: May 7th 2019
Venue: Memphis Bioworks Foundation Auditorium
20 Dudley St #900
Memphis, TN 38103

8:00 – 8:30 AM
Breakfast and Networking

8:30 – 9:30 AM

Panel Discussion
Dr. Esra Roan
Dr. Michael Dimitriou
Mr. Sean Ritchie
Dr. Min Yun

9:45 – 11: 30 AM

Dr. Quinn Horn
Battery Selection for Medical Devices

Dr. Sergio Mendoza
System Requirements for Battery Powered Medical Devices

April 18th, 2019

The IEEE-USA Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks Coordinating Committee (AICNCC) and the IEEE NC Council invite you to attend a full day Workshop that will cover a range of topics on consulting. This Consultants Workshop event is designed for those who are considering consulting as a professional option – either now or in the future and practicing consultants who want to improve their networking and marketing skills.

The slate of expert speakers will include nationally recognized leaders from the IEEE who are successful consultants themselves as well as local professionals especially relevant to the Carolinas.


We’ve worked to keep the registration fees low, after all the IEEE is non-profit. Included with your registration we’ll be serving continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments.

We welcome non-IEEE members and students to come participate.

Driving from far away? Stay the night before at the Drury Inn & Suites Charlotte University Place

Date and Time
Date: 04 May 2019
Time: 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
All times are US/Eastern

8700 Phillips Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States 28223
Building: Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, UNC Charlotte


8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:50 – 9:00 Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 9:50 How to Stimulate and Hone your Networking Skills
Christopher Wilson, IEEE-USA AICNCC

10:00 – 10:50 Creating the Business that’s Right for you
Jacob Beningo, IEEE-USA AICNCC

11:00 – 11:50 Business Start-up Tactics
William R. Kassebaum, P.E. , IEEE-USA AICNCC

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch/Networking

1:00 – 1:50 Where are My Clients? (Charles J. Lord, P.E.)

2:00 – 4:30 Accounting Workshop for Independent Contractors (Alicia Sisk-Morris CPA)

4:30 – 5:00 Q&A – Workshop Close

Click HERE to register.

March 25th, 2019

The CBU Women’s Leadership Conference presented by Christian Brothers University’s President’s Commission on Women will be a forum to promote women’s leadership development and professional advancement. Women working in academia and the public and private sectors will come together to educate and challenge each other through accomplished speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The attendees will have an opportunity to network with professionals and leaders in various organizations from the Memphis area.

Ticket includes access to the full-day conference including breakout sessions, keynotes, luncheon, and refreshments.

CLICK HERE to register and for further details.

February 4th, 2019

To celebrate Engineers Week, there are a number of activities occurring in the Memphis area.

Please see Engineers Week Activities for more details.

January 14th, 2019

The IEEE Blockchain Initiative

The IEEE Blockchain Initiative started in January 2018. It is the hub for all IEEE blockchain projects and activities. The local IEEE blockchain groups are informal groups with support from the local parent section. The groups serve as a forum for professional networking, learning, and growth for IEEE members in the rapidly emerging blockchain field.

The IEEE Memphis Blockchain Group will organize technical meetings and events covering start-of-the-art blockchain technology and applications. It will invite speakers from academia and industries as it builds a speaker list in Memphis. It will connect with other organizations that are actively working in the blockchain space.

Blockchain is over the hype cycle. As pilots reach maturity and consortia are in full swing, the need for trusted standards is greater than ever to advance the adoption of blockchain technology. The IEEE Memphis blockchain group will bring awareness to the tremendous opportunities offered within IEEE to be part of building the future of this technology.

BiTA appoints IEEE for standards:

Join us at our inaugural meeting on January 17th at 6:00pm at the new CommuniTech Research Park at 460 S. Highland St. Please RSVP at